Xiaomi was accused of stealing the user’s privacy on its browser. But, the company has taken the issue in their hands and released new software updates. The new updates are now available for the Mi Browser, Mi Browser Pro, and the Mint Browser, so go on Google Play and download it. According to Xiaomi, the Mi Browser (v12.1.4) and Mint Browser (v3.4.3) now have a better “incognito” mode. Users now have the option to switch on or off “aggregated data collection.” This way, they can maintain their privacy better.
If you own a Xiaomi device, we advise you to download the latest software updates to ensure privacy. In order to do so, got to Settings, then Incognito mode settings. Here is where you should find the update to improve the already existing incognito mode on Mi browsers. If the ‘Enhanced Incognito mode’ toggle is enabled, then you give Mi browser the person to collect your browsing data. If you don’t want this to happen, disable this function.
Xiaomi Mi Browser Fixed Privacy Issues
The global company has been in the news lately, but not for the right reasons. Xiaomi was accused of many wrongdoings, such as browsing data collection as well as recording people’s ‘Private’ Web and phone use. Now, these are serious accusations, and it involves millions of people. According to Gabi Cirlig, a cybersecurity researcher, Redmi Note 8, that runs on the Mi Browser, “it’s a backdoor with phone functionality.”
Here is Xiaomi’s replay to the recording people’s ‘Private’ Web and phone use accusations shared by Forbes: “We feel they have misunderstood what we communicated regarding our data privacy principles and policy. Our user’s privacy and internet security are of top priority at Xiaomi; we are confident that we strictly follow and are fully compliant with local laws and regulations. We have reached out to Forbes to offer clarity on this unfortunate misinterpretation.”